14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, race across the water with a speed boat tour, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, thenget a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London driving holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to London is 6 hours. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Longleat, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and finally admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial Globe, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, thenexamine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, and finally take in breathtaking views at Cheddar Gorge.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bath road trip tool.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat, Wells Cathedral
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Longleat ©
Longleat
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Stirling Castle in Stirling--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, stroll the grounds of South Leith Parish Church, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip app.

Fly from Bath to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, thenget to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Galway by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Celtic Rider and Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, and walk around St Stephens Green.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip maker tool.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Celtic Rider, Curracloe Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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